Will Smith, Keanu Reeves, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, we introduce you to the 12 actors who received tens of millions to play in Hollywood.
Just like at soccer, money is flowing in the cinema. Hollywood represents for this purpose one of the richest industries in the world, if not the richest. On its sets, many stars have been paid to tens of millions of dollars to hold roles. But to reach these sums, the actors, in addition to the basic fee, negotiate percentages on the receipts made. This makes it possible to reach figures which have the merit of giving food for thought. Discover the highest paid actors in the history of cinema in Hollywood.
The famous actor Matrix movies remains to this day the highest paid actor in Hollywood. He pocketed nearly $156 million to act in movies Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions.
These two sci-fi movies which are the second and third parts of the saga have been coupled since they were shot at the same time. They are actually one movie. At base, Keanu Reeves’ fee was 30 million. Very clever, he was able to negotiate the right percentage to reach the improbable sum.
The most famous pilot in the cinema and well known for his stunts, Tom Cruise has touched three times the symbolic sum of $100 million. Especially for movies mission impossible 2 and War of the Worlds. The latest movie is the famous Top Gun Maverick which continues its ascent at the worldwide box office.
Moreover, it should be remembered that the first part of the Mission Impossible saga brought him 70 million dollars.
SEE AS WELL : Cinema: top 10 of the best aviation films of all time
Went from $14 million as a base fee to 100 million winnings, Bruce Willis dreamed big. But make no mistake, it was not his role as John McClane that allowed him to achieve this. It is rather the Sixth Sensereleased in 1999.
Currently making headlines for his slap at the start of 2022, Will Smith has long remained one of the most beloved and bankable actors in the US. He notably won $100 million with his performance in Men In Black 3.
If he is known in the cinema, it is for his roles as Tony Stark or Iron Man. Well, that’s what allowed him to pocket $75 million 3 times. Especially for his performances in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Infinity War and avengers endgame.
SEE AS WELL : Top 30 Best Action Movies To Watch On Netflix In 2022
Only woman in the ranking, Bullock remains the highest-paid woman in the industry to this day. While she negotiated 20 million initially for Gravityhis journey into space allowed him to return with $70 million in all.
He didn’t just win an Oscar with Forrest Gump. His role in the film helped Tom Hanks win $70 million.
The adventurous archaeologist owes his position in the ranking to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Thanks to this part of the saga, Harrison Ford pocketed $65 million. Be careful, however, his next film may earn him more.
If you don’t know him, he performed the role of Joker in the famous Batman by Tim Burton released in 1989. A role that remains memorable and allowed him to win $50 million.
From Jack in titanic to Jordan Belfort in The wolf of Wall StreetLeonardo DiCaprio has played many memorable film roles, but none have earned him as much as his role in Inception by Christopher Nolan where he plays Cobb. He won $59 million. Titanic only made him $40 million.
The most famous pirate in the history of the big screen has not always had a favorable hunt. Of all the Captain Jack Sparrow films, this is Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth which brought him more. He won $55 million.